How to "turn" on circular needles


#1

I’m knitting an afghan pattern in the round. It started with only eight stitches on double-pointed needles, increasing 8 stitches every other row, so now I am knitting the outside edges of the (very large) blanket on (very large) circular needles.

One of the final steps of the pattern is: “Knit, inc 8 sts around as before. Turn. Next rnd: (WS) Knit. Turn.”

I looked around online but couldn’t find anything about how to turn on circular needles. What does it mean to turn the work in this pattern?

Copious thanks,
L


#2

Turn as if you were working flat and you turn at the end of the row so the WS is facing you.


#3

Since you’re working back and forth, turn just means to start the next row–switch the needles in your hands. Here they probably used it rather than saying “next row”.


#4

Thank you! That helps a lot. I get disoriented though when I switch the needles in my hands because then, the yarn is on the left side. Do I just knit with it on that side? I’m having trouble visualizing it like I would a flat pattern.

Sorry if this is a really obvious question. I’m a novice. Thanks again, so much, for your help.


#5

The yarn will be on the left until you work the first stitch.


#6

Oh, got it! I can see it now. Thanks!


#7

When you knit flat and turn at the end of a row the yarn is on the left needle then too, so that’s correct.


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